Roma Decade and the EU
The Roma Integration 2020 builds on the Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005-15 and mirrors the efforts and support of the European Union for Roma integration within the EU Member States in the enlargement region.
Roma in the Region
Across the Western Balkans and Turkey, the situation of most Roma communities remains a matter of serious concern. Many Roma are very often the victims of racism, discrimination and social exclusion and live in deep poverty.
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.